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Kind Luton lad’s Keech colours raise over £417

A caring Luton pupil from Putteridge High School coloured and shaved his head for Keech Hospice Care in memory of a close family friend.

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The charity champions preparing at a previous running event, The Bedford 20.

Four fantastic friends on marathon mission to help Luton Foodbank, Shelter and Hospice UK

A group of Luton charity heroes will be joining thousands of others at the start line for the London Marathon.

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Protesters in London:  it is estimated that 2,400 people have  died due to the scandal.  Sharon has been told that the virus cleared her system naturally at some point since 1987, but that it means  an increased risk of  liver cancer.

‘Contamination victims must speak out’ says Luton woman whose blood was tainted

A Luton woman whose blood was tainted during the 1980s contamination scandal is encouraging other victims to seek justice during the government’s inquiry.

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Health bodies in Milton Keynes Bedford, and Luton to ‘merge’

NHS bosses have plans to ‘merge’ the health system across Bedford, Luton, and Milton Keynes – and politicians fear it is already a done deal.

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Bedford Hospital boss Stephen Conroy

Bedford and Luton hospitals merger likely to be delayed until April 2019

Plans to merge Bedford and Luton hospitals are likely to be delayed until April 2019 at the earliest.

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Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

Promoting healthy eating

The Luton and Dunstable University Hospital (L&D) have introduced a number of changes to promote healthy eating for patients and staff.

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Be a Chum and join Dawn on 100 mile walk

Be a Chum and join Dawn on 100 mile walk

Social enterprise company chief executive Dawn Hewitt is on a mission to raise £21,000 for the charity she’s been involved with since its inception 21 years ago.

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It was the family's third  Wear a Hat morning.  Jane (bottom right in blue) and Emma (bottom left in blue).

Hats galore in Harlington for Brain Tumour Research

A kind-hearted Harlington woman who lost both her husband and sister to cancer helped raise over £1,000 for Brain Tumour Research.

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Pioneering facial surgery carried out at L&D Hospital

Pioneering Maxillofacial surgery – thought to be the first of its kind to be performed in the UK and US – was undertaken at Luton and Dunstable Hospital last month.

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Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

Volunteer for store collection

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital’s fundraising team is looking for volunteers for its store collection at Sainsbury’s in Bramingham on Thursday, April 12.

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Andy will be cheered on by his wife, Claire, 40,  daughter Iris, five,  mum Carol, 65, sister, Gill, 45, and other friends and family!

Luton marathon man’s mission for CLIC Sargent in memory of father

A determined Luton man is going to run his fourth London Marathon after being inspired to help cancer charities by his daughter and late father.

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LISTED: The conditions you can’t get prescriptions for and the treatments banned by the NHS

Prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ remedies such as paracetamol and cold treatments have been cut after NHS officials voted in favour of money-saving plans.

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Please let the RSPCA know which area you are from and would like to cover.

RSPCA looking for wildlife casualty volunteers in Luton and Dunstable

The RSPCA is looking for animal lovers in Luton and Dunstable who would like to train as wildlife casualty volunteers for Beds and Herts.

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The NHS visits Vauxhall

Luton’s Vauxhall teams help save lives with blood donors

In response to a shortage of blood donors in Luton, kind-hearted Vauxhall employees rallied together to boost the area’s banks.

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Left: Wayne and Michelle on their wedding day. Right: the wax!

Luton man braves waxing ordeal and raises over 2K to help cousin fight cancer

A daring Luton man braved a painful chest wax in order to raise funds and help his cousin battle terminal cancer.

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The launch

Luton and Dunstable veterans and military leavers could embark on NHS career

The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) has received the royal seal of approval for a scheme which could help Luton and Dunstable military leavers and veterans.

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Above: Sid Sloane. Sid will be in the Luton area for activity week on May 1.

CBeebies star teaches ‘Copy Sid’ in Luton

Lucky Luton schools received a visit from energetic CBeebies presenter, Sid Sloane, as he aimed to fire their ambitions and promote Children’s Activities Week.

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Four in five Britons don't know they have hepatitis B

Four in five people don’t know they have hepatitis B

Four in five people in th UK are infected with hepatitis B do not even know they have it, a study warned.

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Give blood to help save lives

Donors in Luton are being asked to fill empty appointment slots to make sure blood stocks don’t drop even further before Easter.

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Vaping ‘may lead to accumulation of fat in the liver’

Vaping ‘may lead to accumulation of fat in the liver’

Researchers found that high nicotine in electronic cigarettes causes non-alcohol fatty liver diseases in mice.

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